Average Bench: 56% (604th of 1385)

Based on 7,260 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 56% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4600M averaged 44.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 74.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 84.2Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4600M is 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4600M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 224Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 221Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,260 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.9 Memory 74.5 90.7
35.6 1-Core 84.2 102
60.8 2-Core 147 184
60.6% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.9 4-Core 219 269
60.1 8-Core 221 269
29.3% 220 Pts
Min Avg Max
86.8 64-Core 224 269
13.8% 224 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 76
2-Core 123
56% 91.5 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 208
26% 196 Pts
64-Core 211
13% 211 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.9
1-Core 86.6
2-Core 153
60% 102 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 221
28% 213 Pts
64-Core 215
13% 215 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.8
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 155
60% 103 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 225
29% 219 Pts
64-Core 222
14% 222 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.5
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 149
60% 102 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 203
26% 198 Pts
64-Core 200
12% 200 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.3
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 116
47% 79.6 Pts
4-Core 150
8-Core 175
21% 163 Pts
64-Core 174
11% 174 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 46.7
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 127
49% 86.2 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 182
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 184
11% 184 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 26.7
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 137
43% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 191
25% 187 Pts
64-Core 196
12% 196 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 19.6
1-Core 37.1
2-Core 58.9
22% 38.5 Pts
4-Core 102
8-Core 120
14% 111 Pts
64-Core 94
6% 94 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,741,185 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4600M Builds (Compare 1,250 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $18

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4600M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ4'13
Processor Numberi7-4600M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$346.00
Clock Speed2.9 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP37 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency400 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.3 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express Configurations1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA946

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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8 months ago.

Slightly older now, but still a good balance between power consumption and performance in my Thinkpad T440p


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